A review: Tulsi an alternative medicine to stay away from common diseases.
Mr. Nandu Kayande
Tulsihas been used for thousands of years inAyurvedafor its diverse healing properties. It is mentioned in theCharaka Samhita,an ancient Ayurvedic text.Tulsiis considered to be anadaptogen,balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress.Marked by its strong aroma andastringenttaste, it is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of "elixir of life" and believed to promote longevity.It is an elixir for cough; the leaves when chewed after meals acts as a digestive, and when taken before and after cold water bath controls temperature in the stomach and prevents cold. If sprinkled over cooked food in stored water, tulsi leaves preventbacterialgrowth.